Sunday, November 25, 2007

Let the Holiday Season Begin!

The Holiday season is officially upon us! Kicked off by hosting my first ever Thanksgiving dinner! I must say, I was quite nervous about cooking my first turkey, but it turned out great! It was much easier than I anticipated - but the prepping was was more gross than I could have ever imagined! YUCK! The bird turned out great though. I cooked a 22 lb turkey and Mike & I didn't even get any leftovers!! I guess that's a sign that people enjoyed it! Next up - Christmas dinner!

Noah had his stitches removed on Friday. They have been replaced with steri-strips. He ended up with a little bit of a bruise, but it never really turned into the shiner I thought it would. My mom's quick action with the cold compress must have done the trick!

I actually skipped Black Friday morning shopping this year! I think Mike was the most shocked! I am mostly buying toys this year, and there was NO WAY I was venturing into the toy department with those shoppers! Those women are mean! My mom and I did a little shopping that afternoon and it was much more relaxed!

I started my Christmas cards on Saturday. My BFF, Susan, and her daughter, Kathyn, joined my mom and I for some card making fun. I was so excited that I actually got to make some this year! Last year when I had people over I spent the whole time running back and forth to my craft room getting them stuff.

Monday, November 19, 2007


Well, it took 3 years and 5 months...longer than I expected actually...Noah got his first stitches today! He took a header into my mom's fireplace. He had to have 4 stitches above his right eye. Poor little guy - he cried and cried while they were doing the stitches. My mom thought they were just going to put a band-aid on it so I didn't go. I felt terrible once I found out that they had to do stitches. It broke my heart to hear how upset he was. But, before I could even get to my car after work, Noah had called and was excitedly recounting the events! He's pretty tough! I hope he doesn't have too bad of a scar. Of course, I will have to scrapbook his first stitches...I'm sure there will be more to come. After all, he is a Nelson!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Buzz this Week...

Well, we took Noah to his first every movie at a theater! On Satuday we took the boys to see The Bee Movie. Noah was so good! He only sat for about 20 minutes total, but was still really good! We went to the first showing of the day so it was mostly kids & parents. The kids all clapped at the end of the movie - it was too cute! Noah did ask us to turn on The Bee Movie as soon as we got home...he doesn't quite understand the concept of a movie theater yet. We had not been to a movie since right before I had Cooper. At least we know we can go see kids movies! Of course, we are going to have to start sneeking snacks in - it cost us more for food than to get into the movie!!

Cooper is already starting to teeth! It looks like he will be getting teeth early like Noah did! That toothless grin won't be around for too much longer... :(

Noah & I made banana bread last weekend...he felt the need to wear safety gear! :) He loves to help me in the kitchen. Now if I could only get the boys to help me clean it!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

What a week!

Whew! What a week! We have been busy since the last time I posted. Mike went to Reno last weekend to play in a softball tourney...let's just say, it was not the weekend for his team! They played 3 games and lost all 3. I think he had a pretty good time in the casino though! ;) The boys were certainly glad to have him back, as was I. I sleep terrible while he is gone. In fact, on Saturday night I actually went & got Noah at about 2 am just to have someone in bed with me! He is quite the bed hog!!
We kept pretty busy while Mike was gone. On Saturday, Noah was invited to his best friend Kate's birthday party. He had a blast! I must say, Leslie (Kate's mom) is braver than I! 5 2-3 year olds makes for quite a house full! After the party, the boys headed to my mom's house & I headed to work...:( Luckily, it was only for a little while. That evening, I had a few girlfriends over for dinner & scrapping. We didn't get much done, but had a great time gabbing!

Of course, Halloween was this week. Noah had to wait until after school to dress-up. The Children's Center asked that there be no costumes. Noah's class had pajama day instead! They all wore pj's and got to watch a movie and eat popcorn - he loved it! The boys looked adorable that evening! Noah was Tigger & Cooper was Pooh. It was the Pooh costume from Noah's first Halloween. It was HUGE on Coop, but he still looked adorable!! Mike & I dressed up as "Dad & Mom". :) Noah had a blast trick-or-treating! We took him up and down our block and he got tons of candy! (just what he needs!) The neighbors all adored him...naturally! ;)

Last night was my scrapbook group night. Connie brought her son, Jaden, and he & Noah had a great time playing! Mike made it about an hour before he headed out to play cards - I think there may have been too much estrogen in the air! :) Noah was so exhausted by the time everyone left. He went to bed almost 2 hours late!
Well, that's all for now. Time to figure out what to make for dinner...take-out is sounding pretty good! ;)